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GGP’s Samantha recommends MRS. QUINN'S RISE TO FAME by Olivia FordGGP’s Samantha recommends THE BOOK OF LOVE by Kelly LinkGGP’s Maddie recommends IN THE LIVES OF PUPPETS by TJ KluneGGP’s Maddie recommends SOLITO by Javier ZamoraGGP’s Zinna recommends CLEAT CUTE by Meryl WilsnerGGP’s Mike recommends JONATHAN ABERNATHY YOU ARE KIND by Molly McGheeGGP’s Amy recommends EASTBOUND by Maylis De KerangalGGP’s Mike recommends PALO ALTO: A HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA, CAPITALISM, AND THE WORLD by Malcolm HarrisGGP’s Maddie recommendsTHE BOYS IN THE BOATGGP’s Maddie recommends RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuistonGGP’s Kathleen recommends LISTEN FOR THE LIE by Amy TinteraGGP’s Maddie recommends THE SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeline MillerGGP’s Maddie recommends HELLO BEAUTIFUL by Ann NapolitanoGGP’s Zinna recommends HE/SHE/THEY: HOW WE TALK ABOUT GENDER AND WHY IT MATTERS by Schuyler BailarAmy recommends SANDWICH by Catherine NewmanZinna recommends THE BLACK QUEEN by Jumata EmillGGP’s Zinna recommends SO LET THEM BURN (THE DIVINE TRAITORS #1) by Kamilah ColeGGP’s Zinna recommends A LOVE SONG FOR RICKI WILDE by Tia WilliamsThe Women by Kristin Hannastaff pick: Summer Romance by Annabel Monaghanstaff pick: THE GUNCLE ABROAD by Steven Rowley We All Want Impossible ThingsGGP’s Beth recommends THE HEIRESS by Rachel HawkinsGGP’s Amy recommends SO LATE IN THE DAY: STORIES OF WOMEN AND MEN by Claire Keegan.

 

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   Kathleen AvatarGGP’s Kathleen recommends LISTEN FOR THE LIE by Amy TinteraThe Women by Kristin Hannastaff pick: Summer Romance by Annabel Monaghanstaff pick: THE GUNCLE ABROAD by Steven Rowley We All Want Impossible Thingsstaff pick: Katherine Center's HOW TO WALK AWAYstaff pick: THE CONNELLYS OF COUNTY DOWN by Tracey Lange

 

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   Sam AvatarGGP’s Samantha recommends MRS. QUINN'S RISE TO FAME by Olivia FordGGP’s Samantha recommends THE BOOK OF LOVE by Kelly Linkstaff pick: Death Valleystaff pick: A MOST AGREEABLE MURDER by Julia Sealesstaff pick THE FREEDOM CLAUSE by Hannah SloaneGGP’s Sam recommends WELLNESS by Nathan HillPULLING THE CHARIOT OF THE SUN: A MEMOIR OF A KIDNAPPING by Shane McCraestaff pick: LOST ON ME by Veronica Raimostaff pick: THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS: A MEMOIR OF FRIENDSHIP AND LOST PROMISE IN RURAL AMERICA by Monica Pottsstaff pick: THE BOOK OF GOOSE by Yiyun Li

 

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   Amy AvatarGGP’s Tell Me EverythingAmy recommends SANDWICH by Catherine Newmanstaff pick: The Best MindsWaiting to be Arrested at NightThe GuestCover of If I Survive YouGGP’s Amy recommends SO LATE IN THE DAY: STORIES OF WOMEN AND MEN by Claire Keegan. GGP’s Amy recommends THE VULNERABLES by Sigrid Nunez   

 

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   Avatar of Beth staff pick: NATURAL BEAUTY by Ling Ling Huangstaff pick: KÜNSTLERS IN PARADISE by Cathleen SchineStaff Pick: staff pick: Someone Else's Shoes: A Novel by Jojo MoyesStaff Pick Weyward: A Novel by Emilia HartStaff Pick: The Invisible Hour by Alice HoffmanStaff Pick: Five Survive by Holly JacksonStaff pick: Signal Fires: A novel by Dani ShapiroStaff Pick: The WinnersStaff Pick: The Family Remainsstaff pick the marriage portraitCover of The Love of My Life

 

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Avatar of ZinnaGGP’s Zinna recommends CLEAT CUTE by Meryl WilsnerGGP’s Zinna recommends HE/SHE/THEY: HOW WE TALK ABOUT GENDER AND WHY IT MATTERS by Schuyler BailarZinna recommends THE BLACK QUEEN by Jumata EmillGGP’s Zinna recommends SO LET THEM BURN (THE DIVINE TRAITORS #1) by Kamilah ColeGGP’s Zinna recommends A LOVE SONG FOR RICKI WILDE by Tia Williamsstaff pick: I'M NOT DONE WITH YOU YET by Jesse Q. Sutanto

 

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   Carol AvatarStaff pick: STAY TRUE by Hua HsuCommitment by Mona Simpsonstaff pick: The Creative Act: A Way of Being

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   Em AvatarGGP’s Em recommends OUR STRANGERS: STORIES by Lydia DavisGGP’s Em recommends EASY BEAUTY: A MEMOIR by Chloé Cooper Jonesstaff pick: YOU COULD MAKE THIS PLACE BEAUTIFUL: A Memoir by Maggie SmithStaff pick: YELLOWFACE by R. F. Kuangstaff pick: GO AS A RIVER by Shelley ReadStaff Pick: Everyone in My Family Has Killed SomeoneJoan is OkayCult ClassicNightbitch by Rachel Yoder

 

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   Mike AvatarGGP’s Mike recommends JONATHAN ABERNATHY YOU ARE KIND by Molly McGheeGGP’s Mike recommends PALO ALTO: A HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA, CAPITALISM, AND THE WORLD by Malcolm Harrisstaff pick: LET US DESCEND by Jesmyn Wardstaff pick: THE MANIAC by Benjamin Labatutstaff pick: THE COVENANT OF WATER by Abraham Verghesestaff pick: LESSONS by Ian McEwanstaff pick: BROKEN CODE: INSIDE FACEBOOK AND THE FIGHT TO EXPOSE ITS HARMFUL SECRETS by Jeff Horwitzstaff pick: THE HEAVEN & EARTH GROCERY STORE by James McBridestaff pick: THE VASTER WILDS by Lauren Groffstaff pick: CHAIN GANG ALL STARS by Nana Kwame Adjei-BrenyahStaff Pick: CROOK MANIFESTO by Colson WhiteheadStaff pick: FOURTH WING by Rebecca Yarros

 

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   Drawing of Genevievestaff pick: THE LAST DEVIL TO DIE: A THURSDAY MURDER CLUB MYSTERY by Richard Osmanstaff pick: THE DOOR-TO-DOOR BOOKSELLER by Carsten Hennstaff pick: THE LIBRARIANIST by Patrick deWittstaff pick: TOM LAKE by Ann Patchettstaff pick: ZERO DAYS by Ruth Ware KALA by Colin WalshStaff pick: THE VILLA by Rachel Hawkinsstaff pick: Donal Ryan’s THE QUEEN OF DIRT ISLANDstaff pick HOMECOMING by Kate MortonStaff pick: IN THE LIVES OF PUPPETS by TJ Klune<Staff Pick: AdelaideStaff Pick: The SoulmateStaff pick: A World of Curiosities: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #18)

 

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   Maddie AvatarGGP’s Maddie recommends IN THE LIVES OF PUPPETS by TJ KluneGGP’s Maddie recommends SOLITO by Javier ZamoraGGP’s Maddie recommendsTHE BOYS IN THE BOATGGP’s Maddie recommends RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuistonGGP’s Maddie recommends THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA by TJ KluneGGP’s Maddie recommends THE SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeline MillerGGP’s Maddie recommends HELLO BEAUTIFUL by Ann Napolitanostaff pick: CHAIN GANG ALL STARS by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

 

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staff pick: Katherine Center's HOW TO WALK AWAYstaff pick: THE POLE by J. M. CoetzeeGGP’s Amy recommends THE VULNERABLES by Sigrid Nunezstaff pick: LET US DESCEND by Jesmyn Wardstaff pick: THE MANIAC by Benjamin Labatutstaff pick: THE COVENANT OF WATER by Abraham Verghesestaff pick: LESSONS by Ian McEwanstaff pick: BROKEN CODE: INSIDE FACEBOOK AND THE FIGHT TO EXPOSE ITS HARMFUL SECRETS by Jeff HorwitzGGP’s Amy recommends THE VULNERABLES by Sigrid NunezGGP’s Em recommends OUR STRANGERS: STORIES by Lydia DavisGGP’s Em recommends EASY BEAUTY: A MEMOIR by Chloé Cooper Jonesstaff pick: TOM LAKE by Ann Patchettstaff pick: Death Valleystaff pick: A MOST AGREEABLE MURDER by Julia Sealesstaff pick THE FREEDOM CLAUSE by Hannah SloaneGGP’s Sam recommends WELLNESS by Nathan HillPULLING THE CHARIOT OF THE SUN: A MEMOIR OF A KIDNAPPING by Shane McCraestaff pick: THE LAST DEVIL TO DIE: A THURSDAY MURDER CLUB MYSTERY by Richard Osmanstaff pick: On A Sunbeamstaff pick: FORGET ME NOT by Alyson Derrickstaff pick: I'M NOT DONE WITH YOU YET by Jesse Q. Sutantostaff pick: A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC (Shades of Magic #1) by V. E. Schwabstaff pick: A GATHERING OF SHADOWS (Shades of Magic #2) by V. E. Schwabstaff pick: A CONJURING OF LIGHT (Shades of Magic #3) by V. E. Schwabstaff pick: LOST ON ME by Veronica Raimostaff pick: THE GUEST by Emma Clinestaff pick: THE LIGHT ROOM by Kate Zambrenostaff pick: SPEECH TEAM by Tim Murphystaff pick: THE HEAVEN & EARTH GROCERY STORE by James McBridestaff pick: MOONRISE OVER NEW JESSUPstaff pick: A DESOLATION CALLED PEACE (Teixcalaan Series #2) by Arkady Martinestaff pick: AMERICAN PROMETHEUS: THE TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER by Kai Bird & Martin J. Sherwinstaff pick: THE VASTER WILDS by Lauren Groffstaff pick: THE CONNELLYS OF COUNTY DOWN by Tracey Langestaff pick: THE DOOR-TO-DOOR BOOKSELLER by Carsten Hennstaff pick: THE LIBRARIANIST by Patrick deWittstaff pick: A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE (TEIXCALAAN: BOOK #1) by Arkady Martinestaff pick: THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS: A MEMOIR OF FRIENDSHIP AND LOST PROMISE IN RURAL AMERICA by Monica Pottsstaff pick: THE BOOK OF GOOSE by Yiyun Listaff pick: TOM LAKE by Ann Patchettstaff pick: PAGEBOY by Elliot Pagestaff pick: THE CLACKITY (BLIGHT HARBOR) by Lora Senfstaff pick: CRYING IN THE BATHROOM by Erika L. Sánchezstaff pick: ZERO DAYS by Ruth Warestaff pick Mr. S by Monica Arnaldostaff pick: ACE OF SPADES by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídéstaff pick: RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuistonstaff pick: FELLOWSHIP POINT by Alice Elliott Darkstaff pick: THE MAJORITY by Elizabeth L. Silverstaff pick: ON OUR BEST BEHAVIOR: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS AND THE PRICE WOMEN PAY TO BE GOOD by Elise Loehnenstaff pick: HOLDING PATTERN by Jenny Xiestaff pick: THE ART THIEF by Michael Finkelstaff pick: CHAIN GANG ALL STARS by Nana Kwame Adjei-BrenyahStaff Pick: CROOK MANIFESTO by Colson Whiteheadstaff pick: THE TERRAFORMERS by Annalee NewitzStaff pick: FOURTH WING by Rebecca Yarrosstaff pick: HELLO BEAUTIFUL by Ann Napolitano KALA by Colin Walshstaff pick: CHEF'S CHOICE by TJ Alexanderstaff pick: YOU COULD MAKE THIS PLACE BEAUTIFUL: A Memoir by Maggie SmithStaff pick: YELLOWFACE by R. F. KuangStaff pick: THE VILLA by Rachel HawkinsStaff Pick: Tell Me EverythingStaff Pick: THE RACHEL INCIDENT by Caroline O’Donoghuestaff pick: YERBA BUENA by Nina LaCourStaff PIck: YOUR DRIVER IS WAITING by Priya Gunsstaff pick: CURSED BREAD by Sophie Mackintoshstaff pick:  Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhaostaff pick: Lost and Foundstaff pick: NATURAL BEAUTY by Ling Ling Huangstaff pick: KÜNSTLERS IN PARADISE by Cathleen Schinestaff pick: Emily Henry’s HAPPY PLACEstaff pick: RED TEAM BLUES by Cory Doctorowstaff pick: Donal Ryan’s THE QUEEN OF DIRT ISLANDstaff pick HOMECOMING by Kate MortonStaff pick: STAY TRUE by Hua Hsustaff pick: The Creative Act: A Way of Beingstaff pick: I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU by Rebecca MakkaiStaff pick: IN THE LIVES OF PUPPETS by TJ Klune<Cover of Sinkstaff pick: GO AS A RIVER by Shelley Readstaff pick BACK IN A SPELL (THE WITCHES OF THISTLE GROVE #3) by Lana Harperstaff pick: CRYING IN H MART by Michelle ZaunerStaff Pick: BIG SWISS by Jen BeaginStaff pick: Sam by Allegra GoodmanStaff Pick: Romantic Comedy: A Novel (Hardcover) By Curtis SittenfeldStaff Pick: AdelaideStaff Pick: The Space BetweenStaff Pick: Chaos TheoryStaff Pick: The SoulmateStaff Pick: Nick and CharlieStaff Pick: Astrid Parker Doesn't FailStaff Pick: Victory CityStaff Pick: Age of ViceStaff Pick: SagaStaff Pick: Paper GirlsStaff Pick: Staff Pick: Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someonestaff pick: Someone Else's Shoes: A Novel by Jojo MoyesStaff Pick Weyward: A Novel by Emilia HartStaff Pick: The Invisible Hour by Alice HoffmanCommitment by Mona SimpsonStaff Pick: Couplets: A Love StoryStaff Pick: The Half Moon By Mary Beth KeaneStaff pick MaameStaff Pick: His Majesty's Dragon: Book One of the Temeraire SeriesCover of The ExtraordinariesStaff pick Flash FireGender QueerWe All Want Impossible ThingsJoan is OkayCult ClassicNightbitch by Rachel YoderWe Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern IrelandStaff Pick: Lessons in ChemistryStaff Pick: Now Is Not the Time to Panic: A Novel by Kevin WilsonStaff pick: The Authority Gap: Why Women Are Still Taken Less Seriously Than Men, and What We Can Do About It by Mary Ann SieghartStaff pick: Demon CopperheadStaff Pick: Five Survive by Holly JacksonStaff pick: Signal Fires: A novel by Dani ShapiroStaff pick: A World of Curiosities: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #18)Staff Pick: Kiss Her Once for MeStaff pick Lavender HouseStaff pick: The Joy of Chocolate: Recipes and Stories from the Wonderful World of the Cocoa BeanStaff pick: The Romance RecipeStaff pick Just Your Local Bisexual DisasterStaff pick: Mistakes Were MadeStaff pick: Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make UsStaff Pick: The WinnersStaff Pick: The Family RemainsStaff Pick: MatrixStaff Pick - Monsters of TempletonThe Whalebone Theatre - staff pickstaff pick the marriage portraitStaff Pick - BakeStaff Pick: BabelStaff Pick: On The RooftopStaff Pick: The Bullet That MissedStaff Pick: California BurningBad City Staff PickChef's Kiss - staff pickLove Radio Staff PickStaff Pick: THE DISPLACEMENTS by Author Bruce HolsingerTOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW by Gabrielle ZevinStaff Pick: She Gets the Girl by Rachael LippincottAfterparties: Stories By Anthony Veasna So; Cover Image By Anthony Veasna SoThe Woman In the LibraryWrong Place Wrong Time Staff PickThe Promise - staff pickNightcrawling - staff pickThis Time TomorrowHollywood ParkBook LoversBroken (in the best possible way)Gold DiggersThe IslandTake My HandThe VerifiersCover of The Loveof My LifeCover of Liar's Dictionary Wonderworks staff pickRunning Out

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